Berry Infused BoozeJuly 25, 2014
Making berry infused vodka is incredibly simple…especially when your garden is abundant with ripe delicious strawberries, raspberries, or any other delicious, ripe berry. If you’re under drinking age, you are not invited to read on; just go eat a bunch of berries instead!
For you adult garden booze hounds, there’s no way you don’t want to preserve the sweet flavor of summer with this incredibly simple method to make berry infused vodka. While many will suggest using sugar is critical to extracting the fruit’s essence into booze, we’ve found there’s really no need to pile on the sweeteners to make a tasty berry infused vodka. Freshly harvested homegrown fruit should offer plenty of flavor all on its own.
Here’s how to infuse your booze with the tasty flavor of berries from your garden. This elixir is the key ingredient for homegrown adults-only refreshment on a hot summer day — or later in winter when you’re desperate for summer’s return.
Tools & ingredients you’ll need to infuse your booze:
- 1, 1 quart mason jar, clean with lid
- 1-2 pints freshly picked, washed & hulled berries
- 1 quart of vodka…(the better the vodka, the better your berry infused vodka will be)
Add fruit to your clean mason jar. Bruise the fruity bits a little by slicing or slightly smashing them to help release the juices. Pour vodka over the berries (you’ll probably have a bit of vodka leftover). Screw on the lid. Place in fridge and resist the urge to start drinking right away.
Allow flavors to meld together for at least two weeks; we found 21 days perfect.
Tools for straining your infused booze:
- Large, non-reactive bowl fitted with a mesh strainer lined with overlapping cheese cloth
- Pretty bottle for storing your infused booze
Once you’ve finished steeping your berry infused vodka,
check back in a couple of weeks for try whipping up our delicious sugar-free strawberry-basil vodka fizz recipe: Strasilberry Fizz. We’ll be posting it on Friday, August 8, 2014. Until then, start infusing!